Did you think the Space·Time Deck was done after

Were it only that it were so simple!

Here’s the fourth suit: the Suit of Serpents.

Serpents traditionally symbolize:

  • speed;
  • stealth;
  • adaptation;
  • survival;
  • lies;
  • forbidden knowledge;
  • forbidden power;
  • temptation.

The cards:

  • Ruler
  • Dragon
  • Treasure
  • Soldier
  • Builder
  • Seeker
  • Lover
  • Servant
  • Home
  • Foot (blank, customizable)
  • Teddy bear (blank, customizable)


  • Cards David Teller. Available under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (source: author).
  • Serpent logo A resolution diagram of the game «Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock». Wikipedia user DMacs. Available under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (source: Wikipedia).
  • Ruler Merlin and Vivien in The yellow book : an illustrated quarterly, 1895. Believed to be Public Domain (source: Flicker Commons.
  • Dragon The samurai Hanagami Danjo no jo Arakage in Izumo stabbing a giant salamander with his short sword. Public Domain(source: Wikimedia Commons).
  • Treasure Hans Canon – Der Salamander. Public Domain (source: Wikimedia Commons).
  • Soldier Émile Bayard – Mélusine. Illustration from The History of Magic. Public Domain (source: Wikimedia Commons).
  • Builder Illumination of a 15th century manuscript of Historia Regum Britanniae showing king of the Britons Vortigern and Ambros watching the fight between two dragons. Public Domain (source: Wikimedia Commons).
  • Seeker Photo by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra – Tenture de l’Apocalypse: Satan (le Dragon) remet à La Bête de la mer (à droite) le pouvoir figuré par un sceptre (détail du panneau III.40). Public Domain (source: Wikimedia Commons).
  • Lover Isobel Lilian Gloag – The Knight and the Mermaid or The Kiss of the Enchantress. Public Domain (source: Wikimedia Commons).
  • Servant Devotions to Nagadevata. Believed to be Public Domain (source: Wikimedia Commons).
  • Home Snakes & Ladders, Game of Heaven & Hell. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license (source: Wikimedia Commons).


Many thanks to jlorenzo, pnkfelix, nickwedig, Alamantus, mxfraud, GiantKumquat for their help!